Salkantay to Machu Picchu Trek

Grade of Hike: Medium-hard
Trekking duration: Itinerary below (4 days - 3 Nights) - Optional: (5 days - 4 Nights) or (3 days - 2 Nights)
Start Hiking point: Soraypampa (3,800 m / 12,467ft)
Max. Elevation: Abra Salkantay (4,630 m / 15,190 ft)
Major Attractions: Lakes, Mountains, Flora, Fauna and archaeological site. (Highlands and Jungle)
Best Period: From May to October

Salkantay Trek is one of the most popular and beautiful trek in order to reach Machu Picchu. This route starts in the highlands Andes of Peru and ends in border of Jungle of Peru; the landscape is unique with an impressive mountain "Salkantay" and beautiful view of the jungle vegetation. Fauna of Andes and Jungle!

Day 01: Cusco (3,400 m / 11,154 ft) - Umantay Lake (4,100 m / 13,451 ft) - Soraypampa (3,800 m / 12,467 ft)
After having breakfast in the hotel, we go by car for around 3 hours to Soraypampa passing and enjoying the beautiful view of the valley, we arrive to Soraypampa then we hike up to Umantay lake at 4,100 meters. It is below of Umantay Mountain then we go down to our first campsite which is Soraypampa and we stay overnight at 3,800 meters. (We sleep in tents).
Soraypampa Umantay Lake





Day 02: Soraypampa (3,800 m / 12,467 ft) - Abra Salkantay Pass (4,630 m / 15,190 ft) - Challway (2,850 m / 9,350 ft)

Early breakfast in Soraypampa then we hike up to Abra Salcantay the highest point of this trek, after this pass we will enter to the jungle part of Peru, while we walk down we will enjoy more green vegetation until our next campsite Challway, we stay overnight in a tent in this campsite is warm and there are some mosquitoes.

Abra Salkantay Salkantay

Day 03: Challway (2,850 m / 9,350 ft) -
Hidroelectrica (1,890 m / 6,200 ft) - Aguas Calientes (2,050 m / 6,725 ft)

We are in the border of the jungle and we will enjoy about the green vegetation, from Challway we go by car until "La playa Sahuayaco" in order to try Peruvian coffee and we can see coffee plant and some fruits such as, passion fruit, avocado, banana, oranges. Then we continue by car until Hydroelectric from there we go by train to Aguas Calientes and we spend a night in a Hotel at 2,050 meters.

Coffee Plant Hidroelectrica

Day 04: Aguas Calientes (2,050 m / 6,725 ft)
- Machu Picchu. (2,400 m / 7,874 ft) - Cusco (3,400 m / 11,154 ft)
An early breakfast at hotel, we take bus to Machu Picchu entrance, it opens at 06 o'clock, one hour guided and then we visit "Sun Gate" or hike up to "Huayna Picchu" After that you can visit around by yourself then, we return by bus to Aguas Calientes in order to have lunch and take the train to Ollantaytambo and finally transfer by car to the Hotel in Cusco.